Where it all goes (’17)

Every year about this time, Butch Freeman, the County Treasurer, dispatches the property-tax bill, and this year it varies hardly a whit from last year or the year before. As is the custom in these parts, a breakdown of where everything is spent accompanies the bill (last year’s numbers in [brackets]):

  • City of Oklahoma City: $123.21 [$120.39]
  • Oklahoma City Public Schools: $479.27 [$482.54]
  • Metro Tech Center: $124.74 [$125.29]
  • Oklahoma County general: $91.64 [$96.57]
  • Countywide school levy: $33.43 [$33.65]
  • City/County Health Department: $20.91 [$21.05]
  • Metropolitan Library System: $41.98 [$42.27]
  • Total: $915.19 [$922.07]

Somewhere this got rounded up by a penny. This year’s millage is 113.35, down a pittance from last year’s 113.43. (Record millage: 117.58, 2011.) The actual value of the palatial estate at Surlywood, per the Assessor, is within a Benjamin or two of a hundred grand.

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